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Free coffee offered at McDonald’s Sept. 29

September 22, 2015
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In honor of National Coffee Day on Tuesday, Sept. 29, McDonald’s customers in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts will be able to indulge in a free small hot McCafé Coffee. “We are pleased to offer this incredible deal for our customers to celebrate National Coffee Day,” said Scott Taylor, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator and president of the…

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Southington resident awarded at Quinnipiac University

September 21, 2015
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School - Naomi Lemire summa cum laude Quinnipiac

Naomi Lemire, of Southington, graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University this past May with a 3.95 grade point average. Above, Lemire displays the Alice B. Remail Memorial Award, which is presented to the graduating student, majoring in English, with the highest academic record. The award was presented after a vote by the English faculty,…

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Realty3 CT welcomes Jim Maule

September 20, 2015
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Jim Maule

Realty3 CT welcomes Jim Maule into their Berlin office as a realtor for Berlin and Southington. Maule has a bacherlor’s in finance from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Officials from Realty3 CT said that his previous sales background, paired with his knowledge of finance will serve him well in his real estate career. “Jim…

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Local Mary Kay sales director earns BMW in recognition of outstanding performance

September 20, 2015
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Donna DeCesare was awarded a BMW for her efforts with Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Donna DiCesare, of Southington, has earned the use of a new BMW320i as a result of her outstanding achievements in her Mary Kay business. Mary Kay independent sales force members earn the use of a career car by meeting and exceeding goals set within their Mary Kay businesses. DiCesare began…

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What’s next?

September 19, 2015
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Control Sector brought its latest collection of contemporary streetware to Gotham Hall in New York City last Friday for Style Fashion Week. Designers throughout the city unveiled their spring 2016 designs as part of New York Fashion Week. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Apple Harvest urges visitors to visit sponsors for fun, food, and samples

September 19, 2015
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Apple Harvest logo

The 2015 Apple Harvest Festival will be here soon, and over the first two weekends in October festival goers will find a host of fun and surprises. While enjoying the time catching up with friends and exploring all that the festival has to offer, organizers ask that visitors visit the festival sponsors. Located on ‘Sponsor…

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Legion welcomes crafters at Apple Harvest Festival

September 19, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
64 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-4243

Attention Crafters: The American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Post 72 will be hosting the annual craft fair during both weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival. From Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, crafters will be located in the upstairs hall of the American Legion Home, located on…

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Apple Harvest volunteers are still needed

September 18, 2015
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Apple Harvest logo

Volunteers are still needed for Apple Harvest Festival volunteers. Sign up on-line at www.Southington.org. Click on the Apple Harvest icon, go to the Green Box “Click to view Volunteer Opportun-ities,” and select your day and timeslot. Volunteers are needed for beverage, finance, carnival, t-shirt booth, inflatables, information, and parade route chaperones. Volunteers are still needed…

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Aresimowicz named ‘Children’s Champion’

September 18, 2015
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz reviews his “Children’s Champions” award with Kayla Martin, a student at the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) was one of 26 legislators chosen as a recipient of the 2015 “Children’s Champions” Award. The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, a statewide outreach and advocacy organization, has recognized legislators from across the state that work with promoters of early childhood education to impact legislation involving the…

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Middle Schools celebrate grand openings

September 18, 2015
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Middle School Building Committee Chair Edward Pocock Jr. addresses the crowds at the Kennedy Middle School grand opening on Sept. 13.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Educators, administrators, town leaders, and state legislatures joined together this weekend to celebrate the grand openings of the newly renovated John F. Kennedy and Joseph A. DePaolo middle schools. Members of the community were welcomed to the schools for celebratory speeches and tours of the updated facilities. After years of planning and…

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